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Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girlsby Myra Sadker
Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;Failing at Fairness,andlt;/Iandgt; the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;ULandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Boys receive more of their teachers' attention andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Hard-hitting and eye-opening, andlt;Iandgt;Failing at Fairnessandlt;/Iandgt; should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -336) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Myra Sadkerandlt;/Bandgt; and andlt;Bandgt;Dr. David Sadker,andlt;/Bandgt; professors at The American University (Washington, D.C.), have been involved in training programs to combat sexism and sexual harassment in over forty states and overseas. Their ground-breaking research has sparked a national response to sexism in schools, including the recent report from the American Association of University Women, "How Schools Shortchange Girls."
Table of Contents
1 Hidden Lessons
2 Through the Back Door: The History of Women's Education
3 Missing in Interaction
4 The Self-Esteem Slide
5 High School: In Search of Herself
6 Test Dive
7 Higher Education: Colder by Degrees
8 The Miseducation of Boys
9 Different Voices, Different Schools
10 The Edge of Change
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